Tag Archive | iPhone

What A Sight… (words app)

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What a great app! I have been looking for just this application for a while and yesterday I found it. It was a great hit with my daughter and I really like it too. Read on to find out why I think this app can help your child to improve their reading skills. Read More…

Jolly Useful 2

I’m not really sure who this app was designed for. Certainly for English language learners, but not children. There are no games, the ‘play’ is a standard flash card style and there are no cheering pencils  to encourage you do more. This is however a great app for parents who are teaching their kids to read using a system such as Jolly Phonics. It’s a very handy thing to keep for killing time when you are out and about. Read More…

Pup in Cup

An entire weekend of cleaning out old toys and books brought to the surface a few little globules of goodness. The Dr. Seuss series of books is a fantastic way to keep even young children interested in your native tongue. My favourite is ‘Fox in Socks’, and my daughter seems to enjoy watching her father make a mess of the tongue twisters. What I rediscovered on Sunday was the ‘Hop on Pop’ book. What I found today was the ‘Hop on Pop’ iPhone application. Read More…

Phonics in Your Pocket

Previously I wrote about using free online resources on the P.C to practice reading skills. For those using ‘smart phones’, there is also the option (though not always free) of exposing your child to a whole world of language experience on the go. Today I downloaded a new application that is still in the testing stages, but whose simplicity and relevance to all I have written about so far in relation to my daughter prompted me to add yet more coin to Apple’s coffers.

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